JANET Jackson has had a fractious relationship with her ex-husband, Wissam Al Mana since they got married in 2012.
The couple split in 2017, just three months after welcoming son Eissa, citing one of the cultural differences – so what do we know about Wissam Al Mana?
Who is Wissam Al Mana?
Born in the Qatari capital Doha and worth an estimated £820 million, Wissam, better known as Sam, is the managing director of the Al Mana Group’s family business.
This vast conglomerate consists of 55 companies – including one that owns all of the McDonald’s stores in the United States. Qatar – and was started by his late father, businessman Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana.
Wissam, who runs the company with his two brothers, is responsible for overseeing retailing in the Middle East for luxury brands including Harvey Nichols, Hermes, Stella McCartney and Armani.
His family moved to West London when he was two years old. He then attended university in Washington, and then returned to the UK to study at the London School of Economics.
Despite his reputation for being tight-lipped and rarely interviewed, he has told reporters that he feels he must continue the family legacy by taking over the Al Mana Group.
“My father passed away when I was quite young, and I felt it was my duty to take the flag and get on with the business – and try to carry on the family legacy and name,” he said.
“It is in our blood, we are merchants. When I was a kid, I looked at my father’s passport and his occupation said ‘Merchant’.
When was Wissam Al Mana married to Janet Jackson?
Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson announced their engagement in 2012 and married in secret the following year.
They only revealed that they were married a year later.
Al Mana’s desire for privacy may explain why the couple married in secret. And he once told how the couple purposefully sought privacy as they traveled the world.
“We love to travel… we love going to interesting places, away from the world and away from prying eyes,” he said.
When was the son of Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson born and what is his name?
Religion is very important to the couple, and they name their baby son Eissa, pronounced eye-sa, that is the Arabic name of Jesus.
Eissa is Janetis the first child. When she gave birth, she was 50 years old, and Wissam was 42 years old.
After meeting Wissam Al Mana, Janet withdrew from the public eye and is said to have converted to Islam.
When did Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana break up?
News of their separation first appeared in April 2017three months after the birth of their son Eissa.
Janet has been clocked move away from their plush pads in the posh Mayfair neighborhood of London and countless suitcases, boxes, paintings and even baskets were hauled off the mats by a fleet of transporters.
The two spent time with their newborn son Eissa. Janet shared a first adorable moment of the little dogkissing him on the head as they spend quality time together.
Wissam Also spotted with baby Eissatake him for a walk in the park and sit with him on a bench to feed him a bottle and a big cock as well as holding his little son in his arms when he went to lunch in London.
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What did Janet Jackson say about the breakup?
The pop star has finally broken her silence on her marriage breakup, posted an emotional video message to her fans to confirm the news.
Janet, 55, shared her video message online and began by joking about her baby’s weight, admitting her body has changed since she gave birth to baby Eissa in January.
She said: “Hey guys, it’s me, Jan. In case you don’t recognize me ’cause I’ve worn a few [pounds] since I had a baby. “
Michael Jackson’s sister then spoke about her son, calling him a “cute” baby, before opening up about her marriage.
She added: “I just wanted to keep it real for you guys for a second – yes I’m separated from my husband.
“We stand in court and the rest is in God’s hands.”
How much money will Janet Jackson make in divorce settlement?
This will show how their assets will be divided in the event of a divorce.
Most deals offer greater returns to divorced spouses who have been married for 5 to 10 years.
When the couple got married in 2012, their marriage could span an important five-year period that will bring Jackson more after the divorce.
Pop legend Janet is said to be worth around $190 million due to her long music career.
However, her fortune is not equal to that of her husband – who is said to be worth more than £800 million.
So she can stay in a wind despite her suffering.
Has Janet Jackson been married before?
Wissam Al Mana is by Janet Jackson third husband.
Her first husband was musician James DeBarge, an R&B singer and member of the DeBarge family vocal group. They married in 1984, but the marriage was quickly annulled in 1985.
Her second trip down the aisle was as Mexican-born dancer and music video director René Elizondo Jr.
He has directed her music videos for “That’s The Way Love Goes”, “Again” and “Together Again”.
It was also his hands covering Jackson’s chest on the famous Rolling Stone cover.
They were married from 1991 to 2000.
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